Faulkner County, Arkansas
|Faulkner County, Arkansas|
Faulkner County Courthouse
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 12, 1873|
|Named for||Sanford Faulkner|
|• Total||664.01 sq mi (1,720 km2)|
|• Land||647.38 sq mi (1,677 km2)|
|• Water||16.63 sq mi (43 km2), 2.50%|
|• Density||175/sq mi (67.5/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Faulkner County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 113,237 as of the 2010 Census. The county seat is Conway. Faulkner County is included in the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Faulkner County was formed from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873, and is named after Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner who was the composer of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveller".
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 664.01 square miles (1,719.8 km2), of which 647.38 square miles (1,676.7 km2) (or 97.50%) is land and 16.63 square miles (43.1 km2) (or 2.50%) is water.
- Cleburne County (northeast)
- White County (east)
- Lonoke County (southeast)
- Pulaski County (south)
- Perry County (southwest)
- Conway County (west)
- Van Buren County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 86,014 people, 31,882 households, and 22,444 families residing in the county. The population density was 133 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 34,546 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 8.48% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 31,882 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 15.30% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,204, and the median income for a family was $45,946. Males had a median income of $32,288 versus $24,428 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,988. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Faulkner County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. 
- Benedict (part of Conway)
- Benton (part of Quitman)
- Cadron (most of Conway)
- California (Guy)
- Clifton (Wooster)
- Cypress (most of Vilonia)
- Danley (most of Mayflower)
- Eagle (small part of Vilonia)
- East Fork
- Enola (most of Enola)
- Hardin (Greenbrier)
- Harve (Holland, small part of Enola)
- Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon)
- Palarm (part of Vilonia)
- Pine Mountain (part of Conway, part of Mayflower)
- Walker (Twin Groves, small part of Damascus)
Publicly funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:
- Conway School District, which includes Conway High School, Conway
- Greenbrier School District, which includes Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier
- Guy–Perkins School District, which includes Guy–Perkins High School, Guy
- Mayflower School District, which includes Mayflower High School, Mayflower
- Mount Vernon–Enola School District, which includes Mount Vernon–Enola High School, Mount Vernon
- Vilonia School District, which includes Vilonia High School, Vilonia
Privately funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:
- † St. Joseph High School, Conway
- Faulconer County
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Faulkner County, Arkansas
- David J. Sanders, state senator who represents part of Faulkner County
- David Meeks and Stephen Meeks, Republican brothers from Faulkner County who represent Districts 70 and 67, respectively in the Arkansas House of Representatives
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Faulkner County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05045_faulkner/BAS11C20504500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110804.
- 10th Arkansas Infantry, Local Regiment During the Civil War
- Independent Living Services provides support for over 200 people with developmental disabilities in central Arkansas.
- Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, based in Conway, is the state's only professional Shakespeare company.
||Van Buren County||Cleburne County|
|Conway County||White County|
|Perry County||Pulaski County||Lonoke County|